With less than one week to go until the curtain rises on our 33rd production, rehearsals remain in full swing for the cast of Killarney Musical Society. The cast are eagerly anticipating their run of Sweet Charity, which will take place in the INEC from Wednesday, March 14 to Friday, March 16. Finishing touches are currently being put to scenes and dance numbers. As the sets are erected and costumes finalised, everything points to another fantastic production. Tickets can be purchased by calling to our pop-up stand this Saturday and Sunday at the Killarney Outlet Centre or by calling 087 1342314 or the INEC Box Office on 064 66 71555.

Sweet Charity follows the romantic trials and tribulations of Charity Hope Valentine – “a girl who wanted to be loved” – played by Killarney local Lily MacMonagle. Charity is a taxi dancer, a dance partner-for-hire at a dance hall in New York City. Though the job may be decidedly undesirable, Charity’s hopeful romanticism and unfailing optimism lift her out of her circumstances and help her reach for a life beyond. In the past, she’s been strung along and hung out to dry by a series of bad relationships and lousier men. When she meets Oscar, played by Rory Ward, a neurotic, shy actuary seemingly from another world, will she finally find true love at last? One of the most famous shows by legendary director/choreographer Bob Fosse and with a laugh-a-minute script by the incomparable Neil Simon, every audience is destined to fall in love with Charity’s limitless spirit, as she lives life “hopefully ever after.”

The Killarney Musical Society would like to take this opportunity to thank all patrons and sponsors for their continued financial support, support which is vital to the success of the society. The main sponsor again this year is Independent Irish Health Foods Ltd, whose support is greatly appreciated.

The countdown is well and truly on and we guarantee you will be singing and dancing along to all the big numbers, including Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This, I’m a Brass Band and Baby, Dream Your Dream.